Emerald Publishing

Peer review procedure

Following submission of a book proposal, sample material, and CV to an Emerald editor, all proposals are assessed internally and discussed with the author/volume editor to establish whether the project is a good fit for Emerald’s publishing programme.

If the Emerald editor decides to pursue the project he/she will send the proposal and accompanying material to qualified scholars in the particular field of research, for peer review.

When the review is complete, the editor will send the report (after making the reviewer anonymous) before inviting a formal response from the author.

With the original proposal, sample material, review, and response, the Emerald editor will then present the book to our Editorial Board for approval to publish.

Emerald reserves the right to reject proposals following a negative review, and at any stage in the process. In the case of a negative review, Emerald may invite a response from the author and/or solicit a further review from another scholar to verify the comments of the first reviewer. If extensive changes are suggested, the author may be required to revise and resubmit the proposal.

Emerald uses a single blind review process for all proposal and manuscript reviews, and follows best practice to ensure anonymity of reviewers and the independence of reviews.